Worship ministries support the celebration of the Mass — the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. These ministries help to prepare and provide the liturgical sights and sounds, altar vessels, furnishings and vestments, liturgical ministries and Eucharistic Exposition.

    • Cantors – Leader of song and psalmist at Liturgies. Person would need to audition. Cantors should be able to learn music on their own with guidance from Music Director. A schedule of dates, Mass times and music is sent via e-mail every 2 months. Contact Ruth Fosnaugh if interested.
    • Care of Holy Water Fonts – Once a month the fonts by the entrances are washed out and refilled with Holy Water.
    • Adult Vocal Choir – Anyone is welcome to join; ages High School and older.  Rehearsals are Wed. eve. 7:15 – 8:15, September through May. The choir mostly sings at 10:30 Sunday Mass and special Masses such as Christmas, Nov. 2, etc. If interested please contact Ruth Fosnaugh.
    • Adult Hand Bell Choir – Choir meets Tuesday’s 7:30 –8:30pm in church. We play for Mass once a month. Schedule varies depending on availability of players. Members are assigned bells, shown how to play them and taught how to read their music. Contact Ruth Fosnaugh if you are interested.
    • Children’s Choir – At present we have a children’s choir for the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass only. It is open to students in grades 2-8. They are contacted through the Grade School and PSR program. We begin rehearsals in November.
    • Funeral Mass Choir – Members are called when there is a funeral. They sing when they are available. Most Masses are held in the mornings. The music is familiar. Wonderful ministry for the families of the deceased. Contact Ruth Fosnaugh if you can join. New singers are always appreciated.
    • Communion Services – Persons must be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Communion Services consists of Liturgy of the Word and reception of Holy Communion. The services are held Monday mornings and time when a priest is not available for Mass.
    • Funeral Mass Planner – Planners meet with the family of the deceased to discuss the Funeral Mass; readings, music, gifts, family information etc. A form is filled out and given to the parish office, Pastor and musician. Interested person would observe a couple of planning sessions until they would be comfortable on their own. Call Ruth Fosnaugh is interested.
    • Greeters – Our Greeter Ministry is very important to all parishioners and guests who approach the entrances of our church.  It is truly evangelization, sharing the love of Jesus to all those entering our church. Jesus Christ teaches that whenever we welcome one of the least of our sisters and brothers, we welcome Christ Himself. Greeter Ministry at St. Charles Church is an honor that the present Greeters appreciate, and any additional Greeters are certainly welcome in our Greeter family.  Contact Karen Fair at (419) 339-1516.
    • Laundry – Altar linens such a purificators, towels, server gloves are cleaned once a week. You may pick the linens up after Mass on the weekend or at the Parish Office during the week. We appreciate having them returned before the following weekend either to the Parish or on the organ bench. A weekend schedule is sent out a couple times a year and also included in the bulletin. Call Ruth Fosnaugh if you are interested.
    • Lectors – Ministers who proclaim the Word of God. Lectors receive a workbook that helps with understanding the Scriptures, delivery suggestions and pronunciations. A 6-month schedule is sent out via e-mail with phone #’s. Ministers are schedules for either 5:00, 8:00 or 10:30 Masses. They volunteer for Holy Day Masses, Christmas, etc.
    • Liturgy Planning Committee – This committee has just been formulated. They meet the 2nd Tues. of each month, 5:30-6:30pm.
    • Musicians – If you play guitar, percussion, keyboard etc. and would like to provide music for Liturgies, call Ruth Fosnaugh. Please have music prepared as part of an audition.
    • Sunday Holy Communion to Nursing Homes – St. Charles takes Holy Communion to Lima Convalescent, Wyngate and Shawnee Manor/Burton’s Ridge every Sunday. Some Nursing Homes have a Service and others Communion is taken to the rooms.  It is best to shadow a current minister before starting on your own. Contact Ruth Fosnaugh if interested.
    • Seamstresses – What: Surging/hemming baptism gowns, and any other sewing that seem to come up with vestments, server robes etc.  Contact Ruth Fosnaugh.
    • Serving, training and scheduling – We have both School age servers and Adult servers. School age servers, gr. 5-12, serve for weekdays during the school year and all weekend. Beginner servers are contacted through the St. Charles grade school and PSR programs.  Adult servers help with weekday masses when school is not in session, Holy Day evening Masses, and funerals. Contact Ruth Fosnaugh if interested.
    • Ushers St. Charles does not have a formal Usher Ministry with a schedule. The collection is always taken up and bulletins are passed out after Mass. On Christmas and Easter they help with seating.
    • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Mass – People wishing to be an Extraordinary Minster of Holy Communion are prepared for this ministry through focusing on the theology of the Eucharist and the spiritual life of the individual. Certification is renewed every two years. To serve well, an extraordinary minister needs to grow spiritually. Ongoing formation is necessary and is provided by the parish with days of recollection and retreats, and Eucharistic adoration.